Clay, Glaze and Firing Technology

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Clay, Glaze and Firing Technology

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides an introduction to the basic materials and technology associated with the development and production of creative work in clay. Practical and theoretical classes focus on approaches to firing; and the chemistry, preparation and modification of clay bodies, slips and glazes. Workshop activity highlights experimentation, testing and evaluation, and the application of knowledge to studio practice. It provides the context in which students may explore personally relevant ideas and goals through an investigation of a range of materials and approaches. Theoretical information is contextualised with reference to ceramic history and to contemporary developments/usage. The course includes an introduction to specialist software designed to facilitate relevant calculations, assist in the development of ceramic formulations and provide for the storage of data.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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